The Aroostook Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) got a shot in the arm from the Katahdin Trust Company.

Katahdin Trust
Katahdin Trust

Diane Green, Vice President, Branch Manager and Retail Services Officer at Katahdin Trust presented Judy Anderson, Aroostook RSVP Director and Steve Farnham, Aroostook Agency on Aging Executive Director with a $1,000 donation in support of Aroostook Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Anderson stated “We are very pleased with the continued and generous support of Katahdin Trust Company as our sole corporate sponsor in support of our volunteers.   Our volunteers are very devoted and generous with their time and talents. They give so much back to their community.  Support from Katahdin Trust enables us to continue with our program and to offer a yearly recognition event to the volunteers.”

Aroostook RSVP is a federally sponsored volunteer program and is part of a national network of over 500,000 volunteers and 775 projects, is positioned and viewed as an expert on and advocate for volunteerism in our country.  Aroostook RSVP’s mission statement is to meet community needs through rewarding volunteer experiences.  RSVP recruits people age 55 and older to put their skills and life experience to work to meet critical local community needs. In 2016, RSVP volunteers in Aroostook County contributed over 46,000 hours of volunteering.  They volunteer throughout the County, including partnerships with ARTS, ACAP, United Way, Cary Medical Center, Northern Maine Medical Center, and others.  RSVP volunteers assist at local food pantries and thrift stores; they also provide friendly visiting, medical transportation, and assist with Medicare information and instruct Matter of Balance, Tai Chi for Arthritis, and Bone Builder classes.

“It is a privilege for Katahdin Trust to participate in this program,” shares Green. “Our county is one of the oldest in the nation and Aroostook RSVP is more important than ever. The opportunity for our seniors to have a variety of volunteer experiences is not only important for their well-being but the well-being of the many organizations in which they serve.”

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